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Sochi In Photo: Life In The Russian Resort

by | 22nd, January 2014

SOCHI is the site of the Olympic Winter Games. What’s life like in the Russian report staging the event that has cost. Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sochi 2014’s chief executive, says the show will “wow audiences across the world”.  It coat $51bn? WOW!  Boris Nemtsov, the former deputy prime minister, claims £15.17 billion of that has been stolen from the big pot.  There are report of locals being forcibly  evicted, snow being kept in cold stores, Vladimir Putin has stated “We have a ban on propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia [to minors]” and following terrorist attacks in Volgograd last month, police are seeking three “black widow” suicide bombers. WOW!

 

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, the colored state emblem of the USSR hangs on the door of the outhouse in the yard of the railroad house in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. Signs read "Chief engineer; Showers."

 

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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, Alexandra Krivchenko, left, Nadezhda Kurovskaya, center, Irina Kharchenko, right, residents of 5a Akatsiy, street drink tea in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, a new highway is seen on the fringes of the Olympic park in Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, Irina Kharchenko walks in the yard of her house beside the screen separating the yard of her house and a federal highway in the village Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) n this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, a submarine from an amusement arcade is on the beach in central Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, a woman washes up dishes in her kitchen in the yard of a house in the village of Vesyoloye, outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, the 5a street Akatsiy's house is in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, a passer-by is reflected in a glass wall of the store selling Olympic goods in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. The Sochi Olympics is President Vladimir Putin's pet project. The Olympics is less than two months away. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) - In this Nov. 29, 2013, file photo the Alexandriisky Mayak apartment complex, left, is shownin the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Sochi has long been a choice destination for Russia's political elite. Sochi is the location for the 2014 Winter Olympics, kicking off on Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file) In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, file photo, snowboarders and skiers rest after competitions, in Rosa Khutor, some 60 km east of the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like a landscape from a dream _ familiar and strange at once. Palm trees evoke a tropical seaside resort, but the Black Sea itself is seriously cold; turn away from the palms and the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Caucasus Mountains rise nearby. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file) In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, file photo, snowboarders and skiers rest after competitions, in Rosa Khutor, some 60 km east of the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like

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